London Eye

About The London Eye

The London Eye is a giant round Ferris wheel on Westminster Bridge next to Westminster Pier. It weighs 105 tons, and opened to the public in 2000. The structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel.

Its height was surpassed by the 160 metres (525 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 metres (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 167 metres (548 ft) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel".

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History of The London Eye


The London Eye was the highest spot in London, until it was replaced by the Shard. The 45-storey edifice opened to the public on February First in 2013. The tube stops in Baker Street, about 1.3 miles (2.2 km) to the north. Marks Barfield Architects designed the London Eye. While David Marks and Julia Barfield have worked together on numerous sites.Mace was responsible for construction management, with Hollandia as the main steelwork contractor and Tilbury Douglas as the civil contractor.

Consulting engineers Tony Gee & Partners designed the foundation works while Beckett Rankine designed the marine works.NatH and Associates, who also do real estate development, advised the Tussauds Group so that, for instance, they could modify a building on Westferry Park so that the attraction would not be lost to the city. They also kept the attraction open despite the humiliating forced sale of it at auction.The high-tensioned cables that surround the tire.The rim of the Eye is composed of lights that look like spokes on a bicycle wheel which are computer controlled rather than manually changing the colour. 

People took their first ride on the London Eye's capsule gondola on 24 March 1999, a few days after the official opening. Seven months later, Checkatrade named the London Eye as the most popular tourist attraction in Britain. Willie Walsh, the CEO of British Airways, said "With 7.48 million people having ridden the London Eye in the last two years, it could be considered the busiest aerial park in the world.The capsules onboard the London Underground show how the products of British technology can be poly-productive: useful in more than one aspect of social life.

In March of 2020, one of the country's largest attractions held grand birthday celebrations, featuring event pods themed around London and the eight public gardens. London Eye visitors could experience a modern-day pub in the sky-like capsules, one of the 75 West End theatres, and a garden party with laid back slopes to represent the eight public gardens that are commonly included with London.Roughly one year ago, H.J. Heinz Co replaced Coke as the Atlanta Falcons' biggest sponsor. Brazilian pop star Michael Jackson recorded a rendition of “We’re the Champions” for the Falcons' fans during the week of Thanksgiving 2020. In March, to show her support for the U.K. National Health Service (NHS), Adele performed at a boat party on the Thames.



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